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African Sound Clash

Thu, 06/29/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Joining me on "The Rhythm Room" this week from Radio France, DJ Elodie Maillot. She will be discussing the musical documentary project that brought her to New Orleans and then doing a set of African music followed by a musical battle between Elodie and myself. Read more

5 Things to Know for 6/30 to 7/6

Thu, 06/29/17
1. The Lower 9th Ward Music Park unveils their new Music Playground June 30th! The Friday event features musical performances, food vendors and activities for the whole family. Founder Burnell Colton believes the interactive art and sound station will entertain and educate ... Read more

Video: Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns ‘That Chick’s Too Young To Fry’

Tue, 06/27/17
Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns swing with 'That Chick's Too Young To Fry' live at WWOZ on Sunday, March 13, 2016, from their album, "Bad Kids Club."     Read more

New music spotlight: Marc Stone

Tue, 06/27/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Marc Stone and his band's most recent release, Live In Europe, opens with a studio single entitled “Digitized”–an upbeat, bluesy “swamp romp” that juxtaposes punchy slide guitar over a message about the soullessness of people consumed... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/23/17

Sat, 06/24/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Green Onions Hal Singer 02:26 Paris Soul Food 2 Almighty Way Toots And The Maytals 03:57 Flip And Twist 3 The Truth Marches On Al Green 02:43 The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 4 don't let the love light leave carla thomas 02:27 more from the other side of the tr... Read more

5 things to know for 6/23 - 6/29

Thu, 06/22/17
1. We recently introduced a new tool for exploring New Orleans music and culture: a web site called A Closer Walk. The site is an interactive map that allows you to dive into the rich music and culutral history of New Orleans from the births of bounce to the early jazz of J... Read more

Jamming on the Harp

Wed, 06/21/17
Authored by Murf Reeves
    A visit to the New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend              Patrice Fisher               When was the last time you thought about, the Harp?  Not the irish lager, rather the instrument.  A kind of mysterious instrument, with origins going back possibly to 3000... Read more

New music spotlight: Deltaphonic

Tue, 06/20/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
See Red, the sophomore release by duo Deltaphonic , combines roots rock, outlaw country blues, and New Orleans funk for studio record that expands upon their signature sound. Andrew T. Weekes (guitars, vocals, bass) and Ciaran Brennan (drums, percussion, xylophone, vocals) ... Read more


Mon, 06/19/17
Tune In Wednesday Night June 21 at 10:00 p.m. Dr. Ike of the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation will be "dropping in" with us to discuss the Magic Mountain and Monterey Pop Festivals held a week apart in June 1967. Hopefully he'll share some of his conversations with P.F. Sloan who... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/16/17

Sat, 06/17/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Breezin'    Gabor Szabo    03:12    High Contrast 2    Sweet Bye & Bye    WILLIE NELSON    02:39    The Troublemaker 3    I Shall Not Walk Alone    The Blind Boys of Alabama    05:26    Higher Ground 4    What Are They Doing in Heaven Today    Mavis Staples    04:03   ... Read more

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